mike hohensee

Northwest quarterback Mike Hohensee signals to the offense in the Bearcats’ 17-16 loss to Washburn on Saturday in Topeka.

Northwest Missouri State remains in the top 10 of the AFCA Division II Coaches Poll after its first loss of the season.

The Bearcats (5-1) dropped to No. 10 following Saturday’s 17-16 loss to Washburn, falling eight spots in the polls. Northwest had a chance to rise to No. 1 with a loss by 2020 champion West Florida. They fell to No. 6, and Ferris State rose to No. 1 with 23 first-place votes following a win against Grand Valley State, which dropped one spot from No. 7 to No. 8. Valdosta State also received seven first-place votes and is ranked No. 2.

Colorado Mines,West Georgia and California (Pa.) round out the top five.

Nebraska-Kearney (5-2) remains No. 21 with a trip to Northwest awaiting next week. Northwest travels to Northeastern State this week.

Washburn and Pittsburg State, which travels to Missouri Western this week, are also receiving votes.

Brandon Zenner can be reached at brandon.zenner@newspressnow.com. Follow him on Twitter: @NPNowZenner.

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